byJ Frederic Dewhurst; Twentieth Century Fund.; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.
A compilation of live footage, staged scenes and animation discussing the rise of the U.S. standard of living as it is tied to the rise of productivity--comparison of man hour earnings in 1850 ($ .27) to 1900 ($ .56) to 1949 ($1.40). An argument for the appreciation of "the American Way" by not standing in the way of increased productivity through the use of machines. Topics: productivity, technology, work, standard of living